From Wendy Anderson…
We are not quite at the end of the year but not far off. What a time we have had this year with lots of changes taking place within the charity.
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By Engin Dervisaĝa…….
Am I becoming famous? I am not really sure but for certain I am now having more opportunities as a Bayrak Radio and Television producer and presenter to meet more people and organisations so that I can write about them for my forthcoming Vox Pop shows on cyprusscene.com which is a great joy. I would also like to add that I am now able to have these articles published in the new weekly CyprusScene.com Enewspaper.
We are pleased to announce that our charity shop Heartbeat (sister shop to The Hut) will reopen on Monday, 20th March at 10am following refurbishment.
The opening times will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00am until 2.00pm and also Friday from 9.30am until 12.30pm.
Directions: Coming from the Pia Bella hotel, turn right after the state hospital and Heartbeat is on your right. The Hut is behind the main post office in Girne.
The Hut’s opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am to 12.30am.
We look forward to welcoming old and new customers. Thanks!
Thanks to those who joined us yesterday for our first coffee morning of 2017 at The Savoy Ottoman Palace & Casino in Girne.
About 50 people enjoyed the refreshments kindly supplied by the hotel. We raised 1,302 lira, all of which will be used to purchase equipment for the state hospital in Girne.
Details of our next coffee morning will follow soon.
Our first coffee morning of 2017 will be held next week, on Tuesday, 10th January, at The Savoy Hotel in Girne at 10.30am.
Entrance is just 10TL and includes the delicious refreshments generously provided by the hotel.
Anyone who would like a stall at the coffee morning should contact Dawn on 0533 839 7359.
We hope to see you there. Thank you!
About 60 people enjoyed a terrific performance by Starlite at The Olive Press, Lapta on Monday, 19th December 2016. The event raised an amazing 2,222TL! It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves, singing along and dancing, whilst raising money to help a good cause.
The star prize in the raffle was a seven-night stay in a two-bedroomed apartment at Flamingo Resort, Bodrum, which was generously donated by Alan and Irene Matthews from Lapta. The winner was Sally Miller, who was absolutely delighted with her prize.
Other prizes in the raffle included a festive box of biscuits, bottles of red, white and sparkling wine, Thorntons chocolates, liqueur chocolates, a meal for two at Cafe George, a lantern donated by Dee and a ceramic plaque donated by Sara.
The delicious mulled wine, mince pies and cupcakes were made by Carole Shanley. Carole also made a beautiful gingerbread house, which she presented to Frankie Haigh. Frankie was thrilled to bits, especially when she discovered that the gingerbread house was full of sweets too.
Thank you to Starlite for making time in their busy lives to perform free of charge for the North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust (NCCCT). Thanks also to everyone who attended, and of course a huge thanks to Carole Shanley for all her hard work.
Finally, our thanks to The Olive Press, Lapta for hosting the event and to Lee and Rachael, who did a terrific job behind the bar.
The North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust (NCCCT) held its Christmas Bazaar at the lovely Hotel Pia Bella in Girne on Saturday, 10th December. Just over 300 people joined us on what turned out to be a beautiful day.
There were lots of stalls to browse, including those selling Christmas hampers, ceramics, doorstops, jewellery, jams, preserves, plants, and lots more. The ladies from Çatom Koop travelled all the way from Dipkarpaz to sell their traditional handmade products and later very generously donated some of their items for the NCCCT auction.
The NCCCT stalls were stocked with items from our secondhand shops in Girne, namely Heartbeat and The Hut. The NCCCT cake stall contained items baked by Mehmet Aktun, Karen Flagg, Lesley Nixon, Liz Wood, and numerous other kind people. Thank you to everyone who baked cakes for the NCCCT, including Carole Shanley, who made an amazing 600 mince pies.
Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, we had some fabulous raffle prizes up for grabs, including accommodation and meals at some of the top establishments in North Cyprus.
Neil and Brenda placed the highest bid for an overnight stay at The Rocks Hotel in Girne. Other auction prizes included a Christmas cake donated by Lynn Dyer and a sponge cake donated by Upper Crust, which were both beautifully decorated.
The total raised was a fabulous 12,727TL. This sum was boosted by Margaret Keenan, who presented 1,000TL from the NCCCT bingo, which takes place each week at The Lodge in Çatalköy.
Thank you to everyone who made this event so successful: the staff at Hotel Pia Bella who looked after us so well; everyone who baked and donated cakes; all the local businesses that donated raffle prizes; Margaret Keenan and Barbara Fursman for their continued support in running the NCCCT Bingo and NCCCT Quiz; and, last but not least, our hard-working team of volunteers:
Joan, Diana, Peter, Jacki, Beyhan, Joann, Carole, Irene, Sue, Becky, Elizabeth, Alan, Bob, John, and of course Marion Stuart and Carole Lloyd, who did a great job of selling the raffle tickets.
Every single lira raised will be used to purchase equipment for the state hospital in Girne.
T H A N K Y O U !
We’re counting down to our Christmas Bazaar 2016 at Pia Bella Hotel on 10th December. It starts at 11am and costs just 10TL for entrance and refreshments.
The NCCCT stall will be stocked with lots of lovely items donated to The Hut and Heartbeat, our second-hand shops in Girne, and our ever-popular NCCCT cake stall will have lots of delicious products to tempt you.
You can shop for a Christmas present amongst the stalls selling items such as ceramics, jewellery, handbags, beauty products, quilted goods, crafts, garden ornaments, jams & preserves, Christmas puddings, Christmas Hampers, Christmas decorations, and lots more.
Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, we have some great raffle prizes up for grabs. There’s also a tombola stall and our 50/50 draw.
Every lira we raise will benefit the local hospital.
Merry Christmas from everyone at
North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust (NCCCT)
Around 100 people enjoyed delicious jam & cream scones and tasty eclairs at our coffee morning on Tuesday, 8th November 2016. This month we were welcomed by Afet at the lovely Tervetuloa Hotel & Restaurant in Alsancak.
Thanks to NCCCT Committee member Barbara Harker, there were several lovely stalls to browse. Items on sale included Christmas Hampers, pet treats, candles, soft toys, jewellery, cosmetics, paintings, and much more.
Another NCCCT Committee member, Wendy Anderson, was kept very busy on our own NCCCT stall, along with volunteers Elizabeth, Jacki and Allan. They were selling items selected from the fabulous donations received at one of our secondhand shops in Girne, The Hut.
As usual, Carole was on hand selling raffle tickets and Brenda and Neil were selling 50/50 tickets.
The event raised almost 3,000TL.
This sum was boosted by a generous donation of 145TL received from two of our regular stallholders, Lyn Cook and Denise Frazer.
Thanks to everyone who came along to make this coffee morning such a success. Our thanks also extend to our star cake-makers – Liz Wood, Carole Shanley and Mehmet Salih Aktun – and of course to Afet and her very helpful waiters, Amir and Zakria.
Your support is much appreciated.
The venue for November’s coffee morning will be the ever-popular Tervetuloa Hotel in Alsancak. It starts at 10.30am on Tuesday, 8th November 2016.
For just 10TL you can enjoy tea/coffee and delicious cakes prepared by Mehmet Salih Aktun, Carole Shanley and Liz Wood.
All the money raised will be used to purchase equipment for the state hospital.
We hope to see you there. Thank you!